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Salmon August Complex

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Klamath National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1711 S. Main St.
Yreka, CA 96097

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Salmon August Complex Fire Update for August 17, 2017

Salmon August Complex Wildfire
News – 8/17/2017


Salmon-August Complex Update

August 17, 2017

Date Started: August 10, 2017 Total Size: 2,234 acres

Cumulative Containment: 20% Total Personnel: 283

Operational update: This complex of six fires is being managed by a Type 3 Incident Management Team. Forest Closure Order 17-05-799 remains in effect for the Salmon August Complex as follows:

Forest Trail No. 5419 (Cabin Gulch Trail).

Forest Trail No. 5401 (Right Hand Fork Trail).

Forest Trail No. 5405 (North Fork Salmon Trail), beginning at the Mule Bridge Trailhead Developed Recreation Site and continuing northerly to its intersection with Forest Trail No. 5401
(Right Hand Fork Trail).

Forest Trail No. 2000 (Pacific Crest Trail), beginning at its intersection with County Road No. 1C01 (Sawyer Bar Road) and continuing northerly to its intersection with Forest Trail No. 5545
(Kidder Creek Trail).

Forest Trail No. 5403 (Bug Gulch Trail), beginning at its intersection with Forest Trail No. 5401 (Right Hand Fork Trail) and continuing westerly to its intersection with Grant Creek.

Wallow Fire: is located near Bear Wallow Peak in the Marble Mountain Wilderness and is estimated around 418 acres. It is burning in very steep and rocky terrain. The Wallow Fire has spotted across the Right Hand North Fork Salmon River and has established on the other side of the drainage. Crews are being relocated to the Pacific Crest Trail from the North Fork of the Salmon River. Aviation resources are working to slow its spread while firefighters prepare the Pacific Crest Trail to utilize it as a containment line. The Pacific Crest Trail is closed from Etna Summit north to the Kidder Creek Trail 5545. CAL FIRE is providing resources to work on improving access on private roads adjacent to the Marble Mountain Wilderness. It is at 0% containment.

Island Fire: is three miles west of the Wallow, at 1,473 acres. It is creeping and smoldering, and is being monitored by air resources. Due to the increased fire activity, the North Fork Salmon Trail number 5405 is closed at Mule Bridge.

Pointers Fire: is located below the Pacific Crest Trail three miles north of Etna Summit. It is 2 ½ acres, and it is at 100% containment. Resources from the Pointers are being moved to the Wallow Fire.

Mary Fire: is located five miles south of Cecilville on the divide between the Klamath and Shasta Trinity National Forests. It is estimated at 41 acres. Due to this fire being distant from private property or other values, it is a low priority for firefighting resources and is currently unstaffed. 0% containment.

Grizzly Fire: is located four miles southeast of Petersburg. It is estimated to be 64 acres. It is at 70% containment. Nine smokejumpers and three 20 person hand crews are continuing to construct containment line around the fire.

Garden Fire: is located four miles east of Petersburg, entirely in the Trinity Alps Wilderness Area. It is 236 acres. Crews are mopping up the fire 50-100 feet in from the fire line. The fire is at 100% containment.

Residents in Ft. Jones can expect to see smoke for the next several days, as smoke from this complex and surrounding fires continue to affect the area. A daily Air Quality Report is posted on the fire Inciweb page.

Please continue to be careful with fire, and remember, “One Less Spark, One Less Wildfire.” For more information see http://www.readyforwildfire.org/One-Less-Spark-Campaign/ .

For updated fire information, please visit InciWeb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5501/

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